Just around the corner from the Woodruff House,
the Trolley Barn
opened in August, 1889, as the service and housing facility
for Atlanta's first electric street railway line, running
from the heart of downtown Atlanta to Inman Park, Atlanta's
new garden suburb.
Inman Park was the
first planned residential community developed in Atlanta by
in the late 19th century. Architecturally, Inman Park is one
of very few neighborhoods in Atlanta in which buildings of
the late 19th century remain as a group, providing visual
unity to the district. Along its streets are fine examples
of 19th century High Victorian Queen Anne, late Victorian
colonial and classical revival styles and early 20th century
bungalow forms. This "streetcar suburb" shows the
influence of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s foremost
Many prominent Atlanta businessmen and community leaders
built residences in Inman Park including Asa G. Candler, founder
of the Coca Cola Company, Earnest Woodruff, financier and
officer of the Coca Cola and his son Robert W. Woodruff, Atlanta’s
famous businessman and philanthropist. Another resident was
Joel Hurt, the developer of Inman Park.
- The fully restored Inman
Park Car Barn (Trolley
Barn), located one block from the Woodruff Woodruff
is Atlanta’s major remaining artifact of the electric
street railway era. The building is Shingle Style design,
characteristic of the High Victorian period in Atlanta.
- In 1973, the western portion of the neighborhood was listed
on the National Register
of Historic Places. In June 1986 the eastern portion
was added to the Register.
Park was designed in 1903 by the Olmsted brothers, landscape
architects and designers of New York's Central Park, as
well as Atlanta's Piedmont Park and the linear park system
in the Druid Hills neighborhood.
- Triangle Park and Delta
Park are small green spaces located at the junction
of Edgewood and Euclid Avenues. The focal point of Delta
Park is a black, metal, cylindrical object which resembles
a Victorian telephone booth. This is actually a lock-up
box where an 1890s criminal would be "detailed"
until the horse-drawn paddy wagon arrived to take him to
- Civil War
historic markers are located throughout the neighborhood
including one in front of the Woodruff House in the Springvale
Park ravine where Manigault's Confederate Brigade engaged
in battle with Federal troops on July 22, 1864. Other Civil
War sites are within walking distance, including General
Sherman's encampment, located on the present site of the
The butterfly is
the neighborhood’s symbol,
which reflects the transformation or metamorphosis
that has occurred since the late 1960s when the
"back to the city movement" began in Atlanta.
Brief city history, available from the Georgia Secretary
- Inman Park
Run by the Inman Park Neighborhood Association, neighborhood
web site with information on history, landmarks, local events
Register of Historic Places: Inman Park
Good overview of history of Inman Park, particularly its
Queen Anne architecture, Colonial Revival, and Shingle Style
homes and bungalows.
- The Trolley Barn
Historic transportation structure from the early days of
Inman Park, this beautifully restored building is now an